The 15 greatest L.A. Dodgers of all time, No. 14: Tommy Davis
Continuing our countdown of the 15 greatest L.A. Dodgers of all time, as chosen by our readers.
No. 14: Tommy Davis (9,741 points)
Davis hit .346 in 1962 and won the National League batting crown, led the league with 230 hits and set a Dodgers record with 153 runs batted in. He won the batting title again in 1963 with a .326 average, and he is still the last Dodgers player to win a batting title. In the 1963 World Series, Davis hit .400 as the Dodgers swept the New York Yankees, with Davis driving in the game's only run in the 1-0 victory in Game 3.
On May 1, 1965, against the visiting Giants, he broke and dislocated his ankle sliding into second base while trying to break up a double play and was lost for the remainder of the season. He hit .313 in 1966 and was traded to the New York Mets on Nov. 29, 1966, for Jim Hickman and Ron Hunt.
On the L.A. Dodgers' career list, Davis is fifth in batting average (.304) and 16th in RBIs (465).
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Tommy Davis in 1963. Credit: Associated Press.